Wilson Trail (Section 8) Yuen Tun Ha to Cloudy Hill
Section 8 does not fall within the area of country parks and it starts at Sheung Wun Yiu, San Uk Ka. From there to King Law Ka Shuk, Tai Po Tau Tsuen, it is a cultural tour – as early as the Ming dynasty, the hills were once a kiln site because of its abundant water resources from Tai Mo Shan and rich deposits of porcelain clay in the soil; you can still find the preserved site behind Fan Sin Temple. As the trail ascends, it offers a panoramic view of Plover Cove Reservoir in the distance. Then, the trail widens as it gradually descends to a service reservoir, where you can enjoy an unobstructed view of Cloudy Hill. What follows is the real challenge – the climb to the Peak of Cloudy Hill can only be completed by going up flights of steps stretching out into the distance until they appear to meet the sky. To make it less arduous, take a rest at each of the five pavilions on the way. From the first pavilion, which overlooks Hong Lok Yuen, you can appreciate Hong Kong’s unique blend of the countryside and the city. The transmitting station of digital terrestrial television at the peak marks the finishing point of Section 8.